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I have been on a quest to find the most practical way of attaining a specific type of byte X.X.X.X IP Address.

As the days have gone by and I've performed more and more research, I have learned of many available options to accomplish my goal, along with adjusting the way I've written my request, numerous times.

What I need is fairly simple, And this is only one of the routes to get there

I appreciate your time and effort in attempting to assist me. 

This is basically a compilation of the newest information and the most recent inquiry I've wrriten up.

Most recent Revision of my Request is here : 

Hello.  I am a home network user that is into online gaming. I have a specific request for my ip address


New Member
Verified Provider
I dont think you will find a VPS that ends in a .1 or .0 as those would likely always be the gateway of their allocation, first usable IP being x.2. Then again I am not really a sys networking fu.

With your description I still dont understand why you need this.
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New Member
Verified Provider
Why do you need this? Might help if you explain what you are doing or your end goal properly.


DigitialOcean? lel
You could get a /24 allocation from one of the providers here, but you have not specified why you need this setup. Most providers are going to ask for a reason, though.


New Member
Verified Provider
Well, you would have to find a host that owns their own datacenter or at least has a massive number of IPs or their own ASN.


New Member
Verified Provider
You can't use X.X.X.0.... .0 and .255 are reserved for the gateway and broadcast


New Member
Verified Provider
Actually .0 and .255 are perfectly usable, classless routing was invented very long time ago. Some software might get confused by .0 and .255 though.


New Member
I'm guessing you play Runescape?

Supposedly by doing what the OP says, it makes you more likely to get first hit when staking. Why someone would care enough to buy a VPN just to get first hit baffles me.

Google "Runescape PID" if you haven't heard of it..

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
I know RamNode has all IP blocks larger than /24 (/22s and a /21), which would tend to make .1 and .0 available. You could ask Nick_A, but it's not the easiest thing to work out. You could pay for your own IP allocation of /23 or larger and DIY :) only $1250!


New Member
thanks guys

no its not pointless it matters to me

i am back on my search, i just havnt been researching any of this stuff in a week and now i feel rusty

is there anybody here truly knowledgable enough to 

rewrite/edit/shorten my request into a more 'to the point' and easily comprehendable format?

only somebody truly who knows what is what and what can and cannot be done!


also- if anyone knows where i would be best off fulfilling my wish feel free to tell me


The Irrational One
Retired Staff
How can a VPS in general help me to accomplish this goal?
How can Your VPS specifically help me to accomplish this goal?

Would the installation of a Linux operating system help me to achieve this goal?

To answer your questions...

You can install OpenVPN onto those VPSes in order to turn them into your own personal VPN (that isn't managed by a VPN provider).  Now most VPN providers basically give you access to their own VPS for VPN Purposes (this is being VERY generalized), therefore by just getting a VPS and doing it yourself, you're basically cutting out the middleman.  

To answer your second question, this depends on the network.  Majority of the VPS companies here are at different geographical locations, and especially since you're using this as a personal VPN I'd suggest choosing someone who's closer to you geographically.  This is because your internet traffic is going to have another "stop" to and back from each site/use, therefore the less the packets have to travel (network wise) the better the internet connection would be for you.  This is usually generalized by the term "Where are you geographically", because speed of light and yada yada yada.  

Linux is the operating system of which OpenVPN or any VPN software could operate on top of.  In a nutshell, you can install OpenVPN or any VPN software (depending on what they support) on top of any Operating System.  It's just because all of us here use Linux as our choice of operating system for servers that we recommend just getting a VPS with Linux and throwing up an installation of OpenVPN and calling it a day.  

I'm seriously half asleep right now, so if anyone wants to change/clarify certain points I've just made, feel free.  
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Verified Provider
It will be somewhat hard to get your IPs request.

Most hosts here (*not all*) rent hardware and also pick up a /27 or /26 subnet.

Usually they will get their network information as follows


mask:255.255.255.x (24<)

first usable: x.x.x.1 (usually assigned to the main node)

last usable: x.x.x.x

broadcast: x.x.x.x

Although from my networking experience, I can guarantee you that it is possible but a bit rare as there is only one x.x.x.1 per /24 etc. So in a nutshell, your chances are pretty slim unless you specifically request your needs :)


New Member
So, its for you to rig the ods on Runescape... Really? Like common....

First they have a STUPID hit detection if its based off of user ip, second it'd be cheaper and easier for you to just do it manually without vpns.

But, heres what I'll offer you.

/23 subnet which will have exactly what you need,

4GB ram, 250gb hard drive, atom machine.

20TB @ 1Gbps OR 100Mbps unmetered.

Cost: $3k/month
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Verified Provider
If you don't NEED the last octet to be .0 or .1, but just to be under 20, BlueVM has one IP in CA available that ends in .208.15. Open a ticket if you want it.